Friday, 29 June 2012

Exhibition Detail | Warwick Baker

"Rali is a Kurdish asylum seeker from Iraq who has been living in Melbourne’s West since his arrival in Australia by boat in 2009.  Rali’s two applications for permanent residency have been unsuccessful. He is unable to return to his home because it is deemed unsafe to do so. He is fully engaged in the community — a budding filmmaker and volunteer worker in the western suburbs of Footscray and Sunshine to aid other asylum seekers — but he is unable to gain legal employment due to his visa restrictions." - Warwick Baker

Warwick Baker completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in Photography at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in 2007. He has been a finalist in the National Youth Self Portrait Prize and The National Photographic Portrait Prize. Baker’s photographic series After the flood was published in Hijacked III: Contemporary photography from Australia and the United Kingdom. He has exhibited extensively in Australia and recently received an Arts Victoria grant for his project Belanglo: An Australian Badland. Baker is represented by Lindberg Galleries in Melbourne

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